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Another What's It
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:20:04 AM »
I have no real idea what this is.  It belongs to the father of the journeyman  electrician, Travis, my son is working under as an apprentice.  Travis's dad claims to know what it is but won't tell anybody.  It sits on a shelf inside his shop at his excavating business HQ.  That's a glove it's laying on for size.  The ribbed sleeve on the end will move a bit on the shaft.  The horizontal piece doesn't move but it may be rust welded.



 

 
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 11:06:54 AM »
My guess would be a tool for holding a wire staple to start it and the other end to remove the staples. ?

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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2021, 11:11:29 AM »
 :P
Interesting...
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2021, 12:41:14 PM »
My guess is a fence tightening tool. One side for pulling staples and the slot may be to put the wire in then slide down the other part capturing the wire so you could give it a twist to kink the wire and tighten the fence  ::)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2021, 01:10:54 PM »
I think 21 has it. A wire tightner tool.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2021, 01:29:01 PM »
I'm guessing wire tightener as well, but too small for fence I think, I'm guessing a tool that was used in the install of knob and tube wiring. 
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2021, 02:20:16 PM »
I have one. I don't remember what it is but I can tell you how I figured it out. There's a patent number stamped on it somewhere. I'll try to dig mine up if you don't find the number on that one first
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 07:47:16 PM »
Zach sent Travis a note asking if there are any #s on it.  Haven't heard back yet.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2021, 08:22:29 PM »
I'm betting it's a saw tooth setter.  Drive the prongs into a stump by hitting on the arm the sticks out. Stick the tooth into the vise on the end and bend.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2021, 08:26:32 PM »
Auto mechanics pickle fork for separating really, really, small tie rod ends and ball joints.  ;D
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2021, 12:26:50 AM »
Is it a really old & obscure brake spring tool of some sort?
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2021, 02:05:19 PM »
How long do we get teased before we're told?
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2021, 02:19:41 PM »
I don't know what it is either :) :)  The owner hasn't yet responded about numbers on it :)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2021, 05:59:15 PM »
What is this amateur hour?  Clearly its a flux capacitor tuning fork guys.. Cmon.  

Where is the wizard of crap, he will know.  

The tang on bottom reminds me of a sheetmetal nibbler but im not seeing it.  Maybe some sort of notch punch combo tool.  Wonky.
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2021, 08:28:31 PM »
Mike doesn't really know what it is, but if you gave him one he cold probably build a skidder out of it. :D ;D 8)
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2021, 09:03:05 PM »
its so small, like size of finger.. @Magicman maybe a wire splice tool for telegraph or for old electronics..?
@mike_belben  Tool for western union wire splices I just learn about here..

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2021, 09:16:50 PM »
 :D
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2021, 09:34:09 PM »
I ain't that old.  :-X
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Re: Another What's It
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2021, 04:20:46 AM »
I don't know about that rusty thing but I'm certain those are my gloves you've got there. I just laid them down somewhere and sure can't figure out how you got them.   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2021, 04:57:27 AM »
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